Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-06-07
- Rob Bertrando
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Looks Like Rain
Friend Of The Devil
The Music Never Stopped
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Samson And Delilah
Terrapin Station ->
Morning Dew ->
Around And Around
Uncle John's Band
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|Looks Like Rain|
|Friend Of The Devil|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Scarlet Begonias >|
|Fire on the Mountain >|
|Estimated Prophet >|
|He's Gone >|
|Drums > Samson & Delilah|
|Morning Dew >|
|Around & Around|
|Encore 1: Uncle John's Band|
|Encore 2: US Blues|
There's some minor bumping and adjusting of the mics after Jack Straw.
And, there's a channel drop-out that has been cross-faded to mono from
12:52 of Morning Dew to 00:11 of Around & Around. No other flaws.
There seems to be some debate as to who taped this, and if this source
is a transfer from the master reels, or the first-gen reels. It appears
to be from the same circulating aud sources as 6-8-77 and 6-9-77. The
consensus seems to be that the show was taped by Bob Menke and Reinhardt
Hollwein, using AKG D224 mics and a Tandberg 10XD reel to reel deck, and
that Rob Bertrando's first-gen reels were transferred to DAT and then to
CD. I received these discs with no source info, so I can't say if the
lineage is correct or not... In any event, the tape sounds great, and
gives us the audience perspective of this excellent '77 show. Enjoy!
CDR > EAC > WAV > TLH (SBE-OK & checksums) > FLAC Frontend, Dec 2005.
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- Winterland Arena
Subject: lOVE IT
Subject: Fine indeed!
Anyway: Great show, great recording.
Subject: Still playing the Travis Bean here, Evan
As a huge fan of the Travis Bean aluminum neck-through sound, it saddened me a bit to see it go when Wolf got fixed. Don't get me wrong, I love Wolf's fall '77 - summer '79 tones, but the bright, crisp report of Jerry's TB soloing is totally unique. The TB sound was at its best when Jerry was using his Mutron pedals. The Mutron III sound on Esitmated and the octave divider used during FOTM or the Terrapin end-jams sounds absolutely groovy. Also, just listen to Row Jimmy from 05/08 and hear how Jerry's slide solos sound.
Still, I'm glad Jerry went back to wood, especially with regards to his playing he did on Tiger.
Here is a great website documenting the history of Jerry's Travis Bean guitar use. He pulled a modified 1000A back out for a few shows in late '78, but that was it.
Subject: Fiery, As the Norm, Yet Mistake Free
Jerry had finally dropped the use of the Travis Bean when he got back his Wolf outta the shop. He's just flaming throughout this whole extravaganza. In fact, the entire band is enthusiastically flawless.
I was an attendee of this show and I thought my mind had been forever blown as a result of their March run at Winterland, but this is a lot more polished -- without losing any of the inherent flair. This Terrapin, although good, is sort of ho hum compared with the March 18th show, but I figure it was because the March 18 version was the first one I ever heard and the way they played it that night, complete with most of the touches from off the LP, and made perfectly devastating by the band's Who-like performance of it, kind of makes me think there was never a better version for me than my first time, but this just bespeaks where the band was and how the song had developed. This version is leaner and cleaner.
Ran into Jerry at the Keystone Berkeley in 1975 and asked him how he liked the Travis guitar and he was all excited about it. Then I saw him again at the Stone in SF years later and he said he finally gave up on the Bean experiment -- said it was too unruly -- sometimes it was really balls out and sometimes it was a whimper and he never knew when it was going to fall either way.
Well, folks, this show very awesomely presents Jerry and his beloved Wolf.
Frankly, I have never heard this guitar sound reproduced by him or anyone ever again. I love the hurricane effect overtones of this guitar. Now here it is captured for you and me in all its resplendent glory.
The bass isn't heavily present in this recording but it is a far more accurate bass sound than what the various SBD's exhibit and I actually like it better.
This is a very dynamic AUD and I thank whomever had the chutzpah to go out and get it for us.
The Morning Dew is the true star of this outing, though, and I recall the way the audience was that night -- everybody was swooning like they had been slain in the spirit by some fire and brimstone Pentacostal evangelist. Jerry starts fanning that Wolf of his and all the chemical composition of our brains was forever altered.
This is for me the quintessential version of the Dew. There are so many of the most beautiful chords struck by Jerry, Bob and Keith all flooding throughout this Dew that its hard to express the joy that emanates from out of my soul after hearing it once again after almost 36 years.
Purists won't like the drawn-out, rocked-out UJB but I love it. I always thought this was the way it should be played.
The pressure Jerry had been under trying to bring the GD Movie into the cans had palpably hamstrung the guy, but when he was finally able to relinquish the post-production duties of the film to the producers he was finally able to clear out the cobwebs and kick out the jams, and on this night back in June of 1977 he did just that.
It was good to be home again.
Apparently so in 1977.
Subject: AH! This made me a deadhead for LIFE!
Subject: All Killer No Filler
They do get it just about exactly perfect here.
The Dew is as about as good as you can hope for. In reality every song is about as you could hope for. This represents real high water mark. BRAVO!!
Subject: The music never really did stop
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